Proper Propaganda

Dilated Peoples


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Claude W. Johnson, Edward Schell, Johnny Brown, Tim Mc Queen
album: Track 8 in album Expansion Team
release date: 2001-10-23
popularity : 25 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Conscious/Boom Bap
length: 3:57
producer: Babu
mixer: Kieran Walsh
recorded by: Babu
composer: Chris Oroc, Rakaa Taylor

Album Information

label: Capitol Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 724353147723
script: Latin

Cover Art

Dilated Peoples Expansion Team cover art


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We're coming to you live from the Scottish Right Temple
Where, as you can see in the background

thick in the air after last night's concert and rebellion
To shut down a reportedly peaceful concert by hip hop artists
Dilated People's
Media Watch, this is Harry Allen, hip hop activist and media assassin

Watch it. Yes. [Indistinct shout-outs]
Hey yo we handle it, these brothers are fabulous
Words spitoon from sunlight to moon

Journalists? We're journalists too, we could strike back
Behind enemy lines, sidestepping the borders
With press passes, we bring it to you as it happens
Street commander slash beat expander

The news is just a TV show, get past it
Headlines, wake up, refuse and resist
Resist, like this, like this, like

We kick finance action, and scores of sports
Entertainment, when we come to perform watch
Triclops Media, record, tape and TV, Net radio, CD or DVD
This is why Baboo is scratching and keeping time

'Cause the pen gives the word sending swords to war
They said political power comes from the barrel of a gun
The officer meets his fate, by .44 .38
Witnesses against the state are shushed

In the city where they blew the roof off and move
Why'd it take months to remember a confession?
The principles are the same even without the name
I have to fight, it could easily be me

Don't push it, wake up, refuse and resist


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Live on Stage
  • 2 Worst Comes to Worst
  • 3 Clockwork
  • 4 Trade Money
  • 5 Heavy Rotation
  • 6 Self Defense
  • 7 Phil da Agony Interlude
  • 8 Proper Propaganda
  • 9 Dilated Junkies
  • 10 Panic
  • 11 Pay Attention
  • 12 Night Life
  • 13 War
  • 14 Hard Hitters
  • 15 Defari Interlude
  • 16 Expansion Team Theme